Water

Water is essential to life and is a valuable natural resource in the Northern Territory.

Bores, drilling and dams

Water resources of the NT

  • Contact Water Resources
    Contact details for the Water Resources regional offices in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs.
  • Flooding: riverine and storm surge
    Information on riverine flooding and storm surge after cyclones in the Northern Territory.
  • Groundwater
    Groundwater information and data, climate and the types of aquifers in the Northern Territory.
  • Surface water
    Climatic zones, drainage divisions and Northern Territory surface water use and data.
  • Water control districts
    Maps and information for the water control districts in the Northern Territory.
  • Beneficial uses: water resources
    Information on water quality and beneficial use declarations including the seven use categories, the process of declaration and where beneficial uses have been declared.
  • Strategic Aboriginal Water Reserves
    Information on Strategic Aboriginal Water Reserves including policy framework and water allocation planning.

Water information systems

Water licences

Water and your health